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Dowloaded FaceApp? Here’s what you’ve just done to your privacy

Source: Geoffrey Fowler, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

FaceApp is a program that takes photos of people and “ages” them using artificial intelligence. Soon after it shot to the top of the Apple and Google store charts this week, privacy advocates began waving warning flags about the Russian-made app’s vague legalese. Word spread quickly that the app might be a disinformation campaign or secretly downloading your entire photo album.

In an email exchange, FaceApp CEO Yaroslav Goncharov said, FaceApp uploads and processes our photos in the cloud, but the app will “only upload a photo selected by a user for editing.” The rest of your camera roll stays on your phone. You can also use FaceApp without giving it your name or email — and 99 percent of users do just that, he said.

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